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2019 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Checking Tyres

Checking and Maintaining Tyres  
Checking Tyres  
To safely operate your vehicle, your tyres must be of the proper type and size, in  
good condition with adequate tread, and properly inflated.  
1Checking Tyres  
Using tyres that are excessively worn or  
improperly inflated can cause a crash in  
which you can be seriously hurt or killed.  
Inflation guidelines  
Properly inflated tyres provide the best combination of handling, tread life, and  
comfort. Refer to the driver’s doorjamb label for the specified pressure.  
Follow all instructions in this owner’s  
manual regarding tyre inflation and  
Underinflated tyres wear unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and  
are more likely to fail from overheating.  
Overinflated tyres make your vehicle ride harshly, are more prone to road hazards,  
and wear unevenly.  
Measure the air pressure when tyres are cold. This  
means the vehicle has been parked for at least three  
hours, or driven less than 1.6 km (1 mile). If  
necessary, add or release air until the specified  
pressure is reached.  
Every day before you drive, look at each of the tyres. If one looks lower than the  
others, check the pressure with a tyre gauge.  
At least once a month or before long trips, use a gauge to measure the pressure in  
all tyres, including the spare. Even tyres in good condition can lose 10–20 kPa (0.1–  
0.2 bar, 1–2 psi) per month.  
If checked when hot, tyre pressure can be as much as  
30–40 kPa (0.3–0.4 bar, 4–6 psi) higher than if  
checked when cold.  
Inspection guidelines  
Every time you check inflation, also examine the tyres and valve stems.  
Look for:  
Whenever tyre pressure is adjusted, you must  
initialise the deflation warning system.  
2 Deflation Warning System P. 551  
Bumps or bulges on the side or in the tread. Replace the tyre if you find any cuts,  
splits, or cracks in the side of the tyre. Replace it if you see fabric or cord.  
Remove any foreign objects and inspect for air leaks.  
Uneven tread wear. Have a dealer check the wheel alignment.  
Excessive tread wear.  
2 Wear Indicators P. 708  
Cracks or other damage around valve stem.